Counselling & Therapy

Counselling & Therapy2020-11-04T12:08:49+00:00

What is Therapy?

Therapy involves someone helping you talk about your feelings or behaviours so they make sense to you and you can begin to feel better. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. With open and honest communication, our goal is for you to get the most benefit from your therapy experience. You will be active in your own recovery. You are the expert on your life and how it works.

Therapy is the treatment of psychological and behavioural problems through communication or interpersonal contact. Therapy can be provided one-on-one between a client/patient and a professional counsellor or therapist, in a group therapy format, or in a family therapy format. The word “therapy” comes from the Greek: θεραπεία = thérapeia – “healing that which is ill”.

Therapy is progressive, creative therapy that aims to liberate individuals from self-imposed limits. Therapy treats life as a work in progress, and celebrates the opportunity to pursue personal growth and fulfilment.

Is Therapy a form of Counselling?

Therapy and counselling are two forms of talk therapy. The differences between the two are very subtle, but in essence, therapy is usually performed in a professional setting by a licensed therapist. Counselling is less structured, and can be done by a family doctor or psychologist. There are many different types of talk therapies; they’re called ‘therapies’ because their main focus is helping you to help yourself.

Therapy is a form of counselling that enables individuals to discuss the issues in their life in a safe and non-judgemental environment under the supervision of professional counsellors.

Who can Benefit from Therapy?

Everybody can benefit from therapy at some point in their life. Whether their problems are small or big, whether they’re a child suffering from bullying or self-esteem issues, or an adult struggling with a relationship breakdown or trouble at work, counselling can help.

For anyone who is having difficulty feeling better, therapy can help. Whether you have a diagnosed mental illness or you are struggling with life’s stressors and don’t understand why you feel the way you do, or both, therapy can help. Therapy can also be a helpful option if your loved one has a diagnosis but you also need support finding your way through things.

Marriage Counselling

marriage counselling

Marriage counselling can help improve your relationship. Marriage counselling helps relationship partners identify and deal with issues in their relationships. It helps people improve their relationships by increasing a sense of empathy, understanding, and appreciation for one another. Couples that have problems discussing things openly with each other but are open to new methods of communication, can benefit greatly from marriage counselling.

Trauma Therapy

If you’re suffering from PTSD or Complex PTSD, therapy is your chance to heal and grow. It’s a place to explore the issues that stand in your way of building a fulfilling life. Therapy helps uncover the things that normally cause you to avoid looking at yourself. Finally, you can address and process all the “stuff” that has been holding you back, at the core level. Therapy is about generosity; an opportunity to give yourself what you need most.

Family Therapy

family therapy

If you’re going through tough times with your family, we can get you talking again. The therapist will help you tackle the relationship issues and personal struggles that are interrupting a happy family life. Every single family is unique – and so is each family therapist. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all, and every member of your family will receive the care they need from licensed therapists, trained to understand the dynamics of your family.

Anxiety Therapy

Break free from anxiety and overcome anxious thoughts. We believe that the best form of therapy for anxiety is one that can be adapted to each client’s needs and worries. If you are struggling with anxiety during the covid-19 pandemic, you are not alone. Many young children and adults are struggling with the uncertainty covid-19 brings, talking to a therapist will help you to see past it.

Depression Therapy

Depression therapy is a proven and effective way to treat depression. It can also reduce the risk of suicide, a leading cause of death for those with depression. This therapy aims to help people with depression manage their symptoms, regain control over their lives, and prevent relapses. Some research indicates that this type of therapy is just as effective as antidepressants in the treatment of moderate to severe depression.

Online Therapy

Finding a good therapist isn’t easy. The right fit can make all the difference in your therapy outcome. The professional relationships you start with us are built on trust and optimized for your needs and preferences. With an emphasis on improving quality of life, you can foster therapeutic relationships between you and therapists via modern technology.

Addiction Counselling

Addiction counselling or addiction therapy is a type of psychotherapy aimed at treating drug addiction, alcoholism and other behavioural addictions. Counselling may also be included in another program of recovery, such as peer group support, institutional programs (for example, treatment centers), or supported self-help. It can be delivered to individuals, couples, families and groups.

Child Counselling

Children & adolescents face a lot of changes in their daily life. At times, they may feel confused or that everyone is against them. During these times, such children may find it difficult to express their feelings and emotions to their friends or family members. Child counselling services help to provide them an environment to share and work out these emotions with the help of a trained professional. A child therapist will play the role of a listener and guide who will provide comfort and help them understand themselves.

Sex Therapy

Sex therapy is an alternative, specialized form of psychotherapy used by trained sex therapists and their clients. Sex therapy seeks to help individuals overcome disruptive sexual concerns that interfere with their lives and affect their mental and physical health.

a therapy session

Types of Therapy

Confused by CBT, DBT, IPT or other types of therapy? How do you know which one is right for you? With around 150 different types of therapy, it can be confusing to work out which one is the best fit for you. Therapy can be broadly divided into different modalities, but they are all essentially focused on addressing your distress and improving your wellbeing. Below we discuss the different forms of therapy and their benefits.

FAQ

How do I choose the right Therapist?2020-11-04T10:42:49+00:00

With your gut instinct, the right therapist will always help you choose with your gut instinct, that is part of what we learn in therapy, having a sense of what’s right for us, and it points to the most important factor, the relationship between client and therapist being the catalyst for change.

How can I get the best out of therapy?2020-11-04T10:42:30+00:00

I will share with you some resources on how to get the best out of the experience, but it all starts with listening, with the willingness to be influenced. Many people can’t hear because they think they know. Show up with an open mind, and life changing opportunities will present themselves.

Are sessions confidential?2020-11-04T10:42:03+00:00

Yes all therapy sessions are confidential. Although there are some exceptions, if you are about to, or have hurt someone else or yourself. If a child has been harmed or is in danger. If information is requested for a legal case, or if you reveal you are a terrorist.

How many sessions should I have?2020-11-04T10:41:22+00:00

We start off with 6 sessions, as this will give you enough time to explore what you are struggling with, and also get a feel for the therapist and the process of understanding you are in. This should also give you enough time to see if you want to work together longer term.

What happens during therapy?2020-11-04T10:41:32+00:00

In its simplest form therapy is a conversation about what you are struggling with, we get to look in a new direction and see how things could be different. You get support through your journey of understanding and life starts to look a lot better, easier, more fun.

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